How to avoid a fatal car accident: How to know when you’re in the car pool
Flashing a light blue light in your car could be a signal to other cars around you that you’re OK, according to a new study.
The researchers say the flashing light could also alert people who might not have been paying attention, such as pedestrians or cyclists.
They found that people who were driving their cars when the light was on, or had the lights on in their car, showed similar safety behaviors to people who weren’t.
“If you’re seeing a carpool driver with the lights turned on, you might be more likely to be distracted by someone who is not in the lane,” study researcher Daniele Marrone, of the University of Florida in Gainesville, said in a press release.
“It could be something that you didn’t see coming,” he added.
Marrone and his colleagues studied nearly 8,000 drivers who were killed in car accidents.
In some instances, they found drivers were distracted by the lights when they passed other cars, even if the lights were turned off.
The lights could have been turned on and off at the same time, causing the drivers to miss other cars.
“The light is important,” Marrone said.
“We should be aware of this, because the lights could be triggering a behavior that is dangerous.”
In the study, Marrone and colleagues tracked about 1,800 fatal car accidents and found drivers with the red light on were more likely than drivers with lights off to be speeding, weaving in and out of traffic, and weaving into other vehicles.
In fact, they were also more likely not to slow down when they saw a car in the crosswalk.
The study is a follow-up to a 2016 study, which showed that the red lights in cars increased the likelihood of people dying in car crashes.
The red light could be distracting to other drivers, but the researchers also found that drivers with red lights on were less likely to stop and brake.
“We wanted to find out what’s going on with the signals,” Marone said.
So they conducted a follow up study in which they monitored the drivers who died in car accident.
They wanted to see if the drivers with light blue lights were more or less likely than the drivers without to slow and brake at the intersection.
They also wanted to check for how much they were distracted when they were driving and when they weren’t driving.
Marron and his team found that those who had the red-light signals were more than twice as likely to have been distracted by traffic and pedestrians.
In addition, the lights made people who didn’t have them more likely get into accidents.
The lights are still on in the US, but they’re on in some states and cities.
It’s illegal to drive while driving a car without the lights.
If you have any tips on how to avoid becoming a victim of a car accident, or if you have information about a possible driver distraction, please call the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration toll-free toll-presence line at 1-877-327-4236.